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'''John Dudley Leyton''' (born 17 February 1936 in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex) is an English actor and singing|singer. As a singer he is best known for his hit record|hit song "Johnny Remember Me" (songwriter|written by Geoff Goddard and record producer|produced by Joe Meek), which reached chart-topper|Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1961 despite being banned by the BBC for its death references. His follow-up single, "Wild Wind", reached Number 2 in the charts. Alongside singing, Leyton's acting career saw him appearing in television and films throughout the 1960s. His films included ''The Great Escape (film)|The Great Escape'', ''Guns at Batasi'', ''Von Ryan's Express'' and ''Krakatoa, East of Java''. In 2009 he also had a small part in the...
BirthnameJohn Dudley Leyton
Birth date{{Birth date and age|1936|02|17|df=yes}} {{cite news|last1=Young|first1=Graham|title=Film star who broke into big time|url=http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/new-book-celebrates-50th-anniversary-6419339|accessdate=3 June 2015|work=Birmingham Post|date=20 December 2013}}
Birth placeFrinton-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK
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Yearsactivec. 1959—present
Spouse| website = http://www.johnleyton.com/
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